Information Sources in Law

Information Sources in Law is a book.

First Edition

The first edition was edited by R G Logan and published by Butterworths in 1986. It is part of the series which was then known as Butterworths Guides to Information Sources. It consists of twenty-three chapters attributed to twenty contributors.[1] The subject-matter of these chapters ranges from the general to the specialized.[2] A book on legal research describes Information Sources in Law as being "not as useful for present purposes" as the title promises.[3] Information Sources in Law is "detailed" and its contributors are "leading experts".[4]

Second Edition

The second edition was edited by Jules Winterton and Elizabeth M Moys and published by Bowker-Saur in 1997. The series of which it was part was now known as Guides to Information Sources.[5] It is "completely revised".[6] It focuses on Europe,[7] and deals with more than thirty of its jurisdictions.[8]


  • Logan, R G (editor). Information Sources in Law. Butterworths. London. 1986. ISBN 0 408 11474 6.
  • Winterton, Jules; Moys, Elizabeth M (editors). Information Sources in Law. Second Edition. Bowker-Saur. 1997. ISBN 1 85739 041 5. Preview from Google Books. De Gruyter.
  • Munday, Roderick. "Book Reviews" (1986) 45 Cambridge Law Journal 357 - 358. JSTOR.
  • "Information Sources in Law, editor: R G Logan". The Law Society Gazette. 10 September 1986. Digitised copy
  • Tickle, Teresa. "Reference Books of 1997 - 1998: A Selection" (Autumn 1999) Slavic Review. Vol 58, No 3. Pages 723 - 724. JSTOR.
  • (1998) 29 The Law Librarian 124 (Google Books)
  • Peter Clinch. Legal Information: What it is and Where to Find it. Second Edition. Aslib. 2005. ISBN 0 85142 445 7. Google Books.
  1. See both editions of the book.
  2. Pechota, Vratislav. Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law: Books and Articles in English 1984 - 1986. Published for the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law by Oceana Publications Inc. Dobbs Ferry, New York. 1990. ISBN 0 379 14068 3. Volume I (Nos 1 - 10669). No 999 at page 45.
  3. Tunkel, Victor. Legal Research: Law-Finding and Problem-Solving. Blackstone Press Limited. 1992. ISBN 1 85431 171 9. Page 138.
  4. Jean Dane, Phillip Aneurin Thomas, Grainne Smith. How to Use a Law Library. Sweet & Maxwell. London. 1987. ISBN 978 04213 6030 3. Paragraph 6-35 at page 136. See also paragraph 6-42 at page 137. Google Books.
  5. See the book.
  6. Helen F Sullivan and Robert H Burger. Russia and Eastern Europe: A Bibliographic Guide to English-Language Publications, 1992-1999. Libraries Unlimited. 2001. ISBN 1 56308 736 7. Paragraph 296 at page 84. Digitized copy from Google Books.
  7. Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey. International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook. Second Edition. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 2012. ISBN 978 90 04 20480 5. Page 141. See also page 60.
  8. Jeanne Rehberg and Radu D Popa (editors). Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier: A Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research. Fred B Rothman Publications. 1998. Second Printing 1999. ISBN 0 8377 1075 8. Page 106. Digitized copy from Google Books.
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